WUPPERTAL, Germany — Sept. 26, 2013 — Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that The Star Performing Arts Centre in Singapore is using a Riedel Artist digital matrix intercom system to maintain clear, reliable communications throughout the world-class facility’s 5,000-seat auditorium, function halls, and broadcast production center. The Artist system’s flexibility assures speed and versatility in adapting to the communications requirements of live concerts and other productions at the stunning site.
“The Riedel Artist system has been rock-solid so far, with its power and flexibility allowing us to meet all the requirements that come our way,” said Daniel Loh, technical director at The Star Performing Arts Centre. “The Artist system enables us to scale our intercom from a simple four-channel system to a full broadcast-type system with a single button press. Using AES and MADI formats, we also have been able to plan audio backup routing via the Riedel system. We appreciate the combination of versatility and reliability it brings to our communications.”
The Star Performing Arts Centre is located in the award-winning Integrated Cultural, Retail and Entertainment Hub in Singapore’s one-north district. Within this facility, one Artist 128 and three Artist 64 frames are connected in a fiber ring to form a single full-summing, nonblocking distributed matrix platform for intercom and the distribution of analog audio, digital audio, and Ethernet data signals. With the capacity to handle 64 MADI channels, the resulting system supports six commentary units and 47 other rack-mount and desktop Artist 1000 series control panels. The Artist matrix integrates 42 beltpacks from Riedel’s Performer digital partyline product line via a Performer C44 interface. Handheld radios, used throughout the facility, become an extension of the Artist system through a RiFace interface.
The Artist system enables decentralization of the entire matrix in a cost-effective way, in turn eliminating a considerable amount of wiring and reducing installation costs. Easy, intuitive programming reduces training and service time while providing the flexibility required for rapid system changes. The system also allows for remote monitoring and troubleshooting.
Further information about Riedel and its products is available at www.riedel.net.
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About Riedel Communications
Riedel Communications designs, manufactures, and distributes pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks for broadcast, pro audio, event, sports, theater, and security applications. The company also provides rental services for radio and intercom systems, event IT solutions, fiber backbones, and wireless signal transmission systems that scale easily for events of any size, anywhere in the world. Founded in 1987, the company now employs more than 400 people at 11 locations in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.